Saturday, March 26, 2016

Health Update and Fairyland

All is well on the pancreatic cancer front.  Just wanted to get that out there.  But I have been having some heart issues.  Like I always feel like I'm slogging through mud.  Tired when I wake up (thought it was old age).  Can't breathe very well when I climb stairs, or walk with Hannah uphill.  So last May had an echo and again in November which showed chamber pressure changes in those 6 months and he said I needed an aortic valve replacement.  I was supposed to have a treadmill thing in November according to a cardiologist over in Burlington but I didn't because I was enjoying living in denial don't like driving over there in the winter.  So I finally called them and asked if I could have it here and they set it up.  So I showed up with my sneakers and they hooked me up and out from behind the curtain came a local cardiologist who wouldn't let me do it.  Said it was ridiculous because I already had symptoms and he didn't want me to drop dead on him (or on the treadmill) and that I needed to have a cardiac catheter to see if there is blockage which they would have to fix at the same time as the aortic valve.  Sooooo that is what is happening on Monday.

OK enough of that...Fairyland is growing!  I have been keeping warm in the kitchen and staying creatively busy!  Look!  Little houses from Walmart re-worked...I got sand and shale from a friend in Boston...acorns for roofing from a friend along with stone from a fishtank...tile from our local tile store...some wooden fairies from a fb friend...All the stone walls are moveable and the houses can be put inside or out.  AND I have the more rustic houses that I actually made and covered in bark put up in the woods but not photographed yet...Can't wait for my granddaughter to visit!!

Hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of spring
Happy Easter!


  1. Cait I am sending healing thoughts and love for you in Burlington tomorrow. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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  3. absolutely love, what a treasure, this fairy land will be....

    Wishing you a speedy recovery -

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  6. I had become so accustomed to reading your posts, I started to worry when the weeks went by. Sending prayers and healing thoughts for your speedy recovery.